Only read the first page:
ID ALL items before transfering.
~~~ The End ~~~
Call the identification of all the items a free gift.
Everyone loves free gifts.
wouldnt work. the id'd version on the transferred PTR will have the same exact stats as the non-id'd one that remained on the live server. the only (easy) fix is that unidentified items dont transfer at all.
there are claims that this has been addressed but no-one seems to be able to link a source of that info.